The object of this Association will be to unite the salaried employees of the Board of Education for the protection of the rights and opportunities of those employees; to secure fair and just wages and benefits for their services; and to promote good faith and fair dealings among members. The Association will provide a voice in the determination of the terms and conditions of employment. We are committed to the process of collective bargaining as the most desirable, democratic and effective method to achieve this. The Association will promote civil service legislation and career service in government. We will provide research and educational services and activities designed to assist members. Furthermore, we will cooperate with other labor organizations in particular, and other segments of our society in general, towards the end that the material riches of American society be more justly distributed and the moral promise of American life be realized.